Walt Disney Japan has applied for a license to operate a free-to-air digital satellite channel in Japan, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper,
Showbiz may have been left out of the U.S. government's stimulus packages, but the industry is still paying it forward on a number of fronts.
Studio 4C, a mid-sized toon house with a high international profile, and Lucent Pictures Entertainment have tied up to launch a new toon production studio, Lucent 4C.
Goldman Sachs, along with partners, has offered to buy out USJ Co., which operates Universal Studios Japan, for ¥140 billion ($1.2 billion).
Nippon Television Network prexy Shintaro Kubo has stepped down to take responsibility over an NTV report in which an unreliable source falsely accused a regional government of operating a slush fund.
A new crop of Asian talent has risen to the top of the acting profession including Sion Sono (Japan), Han Ye-seul (South Korea), Asin, Deepika Padukone, Freida Pinto (India) and Zhang Hanyu (China).
The Japanese economy may currently resemble Tokyo after a Godzilla attack -- battered, if not yet a smoking ruin -- but at least one sector flourished in 2008: the local film biz, which released 418…
Video sales in Japan, primarily of DVDs, shrank 11.1% to 286 billion yen ($2.9 billion) in 2008, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Japan Video Assn.
Fox Intl. Channels Japan is launching a block on free-to-air digital broadcast satellite platform BS 11 on April 6.
Yojiro Takita was hardly expecting an Oscar for "Departures," his film about a cellist-turned-apprentice undertaker that scooped foreign language film honors at the 81st Academy Awards. "I heard that…
Studio Ghibli, the toon house responsible for the Hayao Miyazaki smashes "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea," is collaborating with automaker Toyota to open a new training studio.